|Born||February 6, 1980 |
Drummondville, Quebec, Canada
|Occupation||Actress, On-Air Presenter, Producer, Yoga Teacher, Dancer, Model|
Kim Poirier (born February 6, 1980) is a Canadian TV and movie actress, producer and television host. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats the combined army of Pompeian followers and Numidians under Metellus Scipio Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A presenter, or host (sometimes hostess, in feminine form is a Person or Organization responsible for running an event Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic A model is a person who is posed or displayed for the purpose of Art, Fashion, or other products and Advertising. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats the combined army of Pompeian followers and Numidians under Metellus Scipio Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works
Poirier was born in Drummondville, Quebec, the daughter of actress/model Carol Laquerre who was Miss Toronto in 1976. She enjoys watching movies, writing, meditating and jogging. Poirier can do the following dialects - Fluent French (Canadian/European), Stoneland English, Cockney, Southern U. S. and Irish. 
In Poirier's spare time she has been the international leader of Sadhana at the Institute of Yoga Therapy in 2006. She also organized a workshop in 2004 called the Yoga Theatre Lab, which combines the yogic technique with acting. She has been trained by John Riven (Meisner Technique), Rae Ellen Bodie (Voice Work), Jazz Be Nimble (Jazz, Tap, Ballet (Competitive Dance)), Barbara Deutsch (Actor's Workshop), David Rottenberg (On Camera Acting - Group Classes), Bruce Clayton (On Camera Acting - Group Classes), Francois Grise (Voice Work), Elaine Overholt (Singing and Voice) and Valerie Gellar (On Air Radio and Television - Group Seminar).
As a child growing up in Toronto, Ontario, Poirier worked in modeling and TV commercials, moving into TV and film acting in adulthood. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec She did catalogue modelling and commercials for Aquafresh, Ontario Tourism, Ontario Place, Bell Canada, Turtles Chocolates, Old El Paso, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pizza Pizza and Ford. Aquafresh (originally spelled " Aqua-fresh " is a brand of Toothpaste that has been on sale since 1979. Ontario Place is a multiple use entertainment and seasonal amusement park in Toronto, Ontario and owned by the Province of Ontario. Bell Canada, commonly shortened to "Bell" is a major Canadian Telecommunications company Old El Paso is a Brand applied to a range of Mexican -style Foods, including Dinner kits Tacos and Tortillas sauces The Toronto Eaton Centre is a large Shopping mall and office complex in downtown Toronto, Ontario Canada, named after the now-defunct Eaton's Pizza Pizza ( is a Canadian franchise chain of Pizza restaurants mainly located in the province of Ontario. Ford Motor Company is an American Multinational corporation and the world's fourth largest automaker based on Worldwide vehicle sales, following
She was up for a lead female role in the TV show Breaker High when she was only 15 but when they asked her to remove her tongue ring she refused and didn't get the role. Breaker High was a 44 episode single-camera filmed Comedy Television series that ran from 1997 to 1998 airing on UPN in the United States
In 1996 she guest starred on sci-fi show PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal as Marisa, and was asked to write an anecdote for the book "Science Fiction Television Series 1990-2004" in 2007 about her role on the show. Psi Factor Chronicles of the Paranormal is a Canadian Sci-fi / Drama Television series which was filmed in and around Toronto This was Kim's debut acting role. She went on to guest star in another show in the same year called Straight Up in which she had a small role as AJ's Gang Member. Straight Up is a popular but short lived Canadian television series produced by Back Alley Films.
In the following year she had a small role in a TV movie called Naked City: Justice with a Bullet as Young Lover 1 and in 1999 had a small role in The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer as a girl who had an affair with Ira Einhorn but her scenes were cut from the film. Naked City Justice with a Bullet was released in 1998 and is a Crime/Drama based film about two detectives who have to protect two girls who have been robbed of all their money and luggage The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer is a thriller/drama TV miniseries that first aired in 1999 in two parts Ira Samuel Einhorn, aka "The Unicorn Killer" (born May 15, 1940) is a former American activist of the 1960s and 1970s who is now serving a life Kim has stated that because of this, it is her least favorite role. She went on to have a supporting role in the TV pilot A Bachelor's Guide to Seduction in the Kitchen as Linda. It was shot for Arcadia Entertainment however it wasn't picked up, though some European countries expressed interest in it. Kim also had another small role in TV movie Rated X as Jamie the "Actress", whom gets hit on by Artie Mitchell in a jacuzzi. Rated X is a 2000 film starring brothers Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez, with the latter also directing. She also guest starred on the TV show Twice in a Lifetime as Amanda, the sister of Delia Harmony whom she has a fight with and dies before she can leave town. Twice in a Lifetime is a television series from 1999 to 2001 The series was created by Steve Sohmer. She also guest starred on The Gavin Crawford Show as Jenna. The Gavin Crawford Show was a Canadian Sketch comedy series that ran from June 19, 2000 to July 1, 2003
In 2001, her career took off when she became a regular in the Canadian TV Show Paradise Falls as Roxy Hunter, the trailer trash girl who has lots of personal troubles, such as being kidnapped and tied up & gagged in a cabin by a mysterious villain. Paradise Falls is a weekly Soap opera shown nationally on the Showcase channel in Canada, starting in 2001. The first season had 52 episodes. She also had a supporting role in the TV movie Danger Beneath the Sea as Lisa Alford, the pregnant wife who's left alone in a town where she doesn't really know anyone after her husband leaves for the submarines. Danger Beneath the Sea is a thriller TV movie released in 2001.
In 2002, she had a small supporting role in the TV movie Pretend You Don't See Her as Heather Greco, an actress whom is keeping a dark secret about her boyfriends life. For the film see Pretend You Don't See Her (film. Pretend You Don't See Her is a 1997 novel by Mary Higgins Clark She then went on to play a supporting role in the straight-to-video American Psycho II: All American Girl as Barbara, the bitchy student who wants the T. American Psycho 2 All American Girl is a stand-alone 2002 Direct-to-video spin off of Mary Harron 's 2000 film A. position that Professor Starkman's offering. She had a recurring role as Holly in a four-episode arc on MTV show Undressed in its sixth and final season. Undressed is a television series on MTV that was first broadcast in 1999. Kim then went on to guest star in the comedy show I Love Mummy as Katie, a small supporting role in TV movie The Rats as Jay, a guest star appearance as Denise on Doc and guest starring on Puppets Who Kill as Evelyn, a beautiful worker at a department store who uses her looks to her advantage. I Love Mummy was a comedy show which only ran for one season in 2002 there were 26 episodes filmed The Rats is a 2002 horror Film directed by John Lafia. It is about a clan of evil rats who overtake a Manhattan department store and threaten Doc was a Medical drama / family drama starring Billy Ray Cyrus as Dr Puppets Who Kill is a Canadian television comedy series produced by and broadcast on The Comedy Network.
In 2003, she guest starred on TV show Largo Winch as Jacqueline Lindley, the daughter of a newsman target by adriatic commission. Largo Winch is a Television program based on the Belgian comic book series of the same name by Philippe Francq and Jean Van Hamme She appeared at the 2003 Much Music Video Music Awards and the 1st Annual Spaceys. It was in 2004 that Kim got her first lead role in a feature film as Constance in Decoys, an alien whom falls in love with Roger. Decoys is a 2004 Film directed and co-written by Matthew Hastings, and co-written by Tom Berry. She promoted the film on chat show Open Mike with Mike Bullard. She also had a memorable supporting role in the remake of Dawn of the Dead as Monica, a survivor from the church who was saved by Norma and has a tragic ending. Dawn of the Dead is a 2004 Remake of George A Romero 's 1978 film of the same name. Kim returned to her role as Roxy Hunter for the 2nd season of Paradise Falls which had 26 episodes. Paradise Falls is a weekly Soap opera shown nationally on the Showcase channel in Canada, starting in 2001. The long break between Season 1 and 2 had left many fans believing the show had been cancelled. She also had a supporting role in the CBS TV movie While I Was Gone as Dana Jablonski, a popular free spirited hippie who is best friends with Jo in the 60s. While I Was Gone is the 1999 novel by Sue Miller and was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection in May 2000
In 2005, she appeared in the short film The Archer as Lisa, the girlfriend of a delinquent. The Archer is a short film which was shown at various festivals and screenings It was directed by John Palmer and produced by the Penney brothers, it also starred Anthony Furey and Dov Tiefenbach. John Palmer (born 1943 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian Theatre and Film director and playwright The film has had a few screenings at Canadian Short Film Festivals. She joined Space channel after co-hosting the 05 Spaceys. Space (styled SPACE) is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel owned and operated by CTVglobemedia She became a regular on-air presenter for HypaSpace and did 1-2 minute segments on Drive-In Classics every Saturday before the Horror Marathon and did the voiceovers for the promos of Steamy Windshields from 2005 until 2007. HypaSpace was a weekly entertainment news program about the world of science fiction and fantasy created by and shown on Space, a Canadian cable television station Drive-In Classics is a Canadian English language category 2 Digital cable Specialty channel owned by CTV Limited a division of She also appeared in the audience of the MuchMusic TV special Audioslave Live@Much. MuchMusic (often referred to only as Much) is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel owned by CTVglobemedia
In 2006, she co-hosted the 06 Spaceys and was the on-air presenter for another original show for the Space channel called Space Top 10 Countdown. Space Top 10 Countdown is a TV show on the Canadian cable television channel Space. She signed up with King Talent Inc. in Septemer and in November, director George Miller was so charmed by Kim Poirier during an interview on HypaSpace, he got Warner Bros to contact her producer at Space and asked her to write a blurb for a TV show discussing movies of the week and this time it was about Happy Feet. She accepted the offer. Her official website was also redesigned and launched with a new link.
In 2007, she did a group class stage workshop with Tom Todoroff and it was her first time on stage. She said it has made her want to do some theater acting. She announced that she'll be appearing on Lloyd Vaughan's DVD called Intuitive Security For Women. She returned as Constance Snowden for the straight-to-DVD Decoys 2: Alien Seduction. Decoys 2 Alien Seduction is the sequel to the Film Decoys. It was originally titled as Decoys 2 Rebirth, with its North She appeared in an episode of Best! Movies! Ever! in which she talked about her role on Decoys, she also returned for the second and last season of the show Space Top 10 Countdown. Decoys is a 2004 Film directed and co-written by Matthew Hastings, and co-written by Tom Berry. Space Top 10 Countdown is a TV show on the Canadian cable television channel Space. She got a part in the musical The Pirates of Penzance but she had to drop out after getting too busy. The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty is a Comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and Libretto by W She also announced that she'll be part of Paradise Falls third season, which at the time had no new episodes since 2004. Paradise Falls is a weekly Soap opera shown nationally on the Showcase channel in Canada, starting in 2001. She had a featured photoshoot for local magazine "Our Neighbourhood", hosted The Best of the Spaceys and co-hosted the 07 Spaceys. In March, she landed a lead supporting role in the Lifetime movie called How I Married My High School Crush as Kate Duncan, the hyper and fun best friend of Sara. How I Married My High School Crush is a Lifetime Movie which aired on July 1 2007, it stars Katee Sackhoff and Kim Poirier. In July, she left HypaSpace/Drive-In Classics and began filming for the third season of Paradise Falls, which lasted until October. HypaSpace was a weekly entertainment news program about the world of science fiction and fantasy created by and shown on Space, a Canadian cable television station Drive-In Classics is a Canadian English language category 2 Digital cable Specialty channel owned by CTV Limited a division of Paradise Falls is a weekly Soap opera shown nationally on the Showcase channel in Canada, starting in 2001. 
In 2008, she returned to HypaSpace on the 8th March. She returns as Roxy Hunter once more in the popular Canadian TV show Paradise Falls third season which started airing on here! TV from 11th April and on Showcase around October. She took part in the Sporting Life 10k run in Toronto in May. She is also involved with being a producer on a film which is currently set to be shown at Cannes 2008 called The Gospel of Phi and is set to produce the feature version of Chasing Aces, it had a limited screening in Canada in 2007. She attended Cannes 2008 with actress/producer Lisa Wegner and producer John Davidson to promote the film. Lisa Wegner is a Canadian Actress and producer. She has been nominated twice for Canadian Comedy Awards for "best actress" She also moved to Vancouver. Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal She'll be a guest speaker in Lloyd Vaughan's DVD called Intuitive Security For Women (directed by Sanjay Burman) which is scheduled for release in December 2008 (filming was in February 2007).
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